29 November 1996

Italian-built Deutz-Fahr unveiled at the show

THE first new Deutz-Fahr tractor to be introduced since the company was taken over by Same Lamborghini made its appearance at the Smithfield Show on the Watveare stand.

Built in Italy, the compact 60hp and 70hp Agroplus tractors are powered by Deutz air-cooled engines – three-cylinder and four-cylinder versions of the Deutz 913 Series. The company claims changes to the design of the engines combustion chamber and fuel injection system mean emission outputs meet Euro 1 requirements.

A choice of transmissions provides either a 20 x 10, 40kph (24.8mph) box or an impressive 45 x 45, three-speed powershift. The manufacturer is keen to point out the fine speed graduation in the key working speeds between 4 and 12kph (2.5 and 7.4mph).

Available in two and four-wheel-drive versions, four-wheel braking is standard throughout.

In terms of style, the Deutz influence is unmistakable with the cab using an extensive amount of glass – as in the larger Agrotron range.

Clearly aimed at the stock farmer, where the tractors 2.4m (7ft 10in) cab height would also have its attraction, prices are to be announced early next year.n

Deutz Agroplus tractors, built in Italy, make their debut. Two models at present – 60 and 70hp – with a 95hp version likely next year.